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How I Met A Living Cousin In Ireland

Craig Kanalley | Posted 01.19.2013 | Travel
Craig Kanalley

My last name is Irish and I've long been curious about my roots, particularly my Irish heritage, as I never knew my paternal grandfather. When my Dad found a great deal on a trip for one to Ireland, I felt it was tailor-made for me.

What A DNA Test Revealed About My Family History

Craig Kanalley | Posted 11.21.2012 | Technology
Craig Kanalley

When I logged in to see the results, 29 "matches" popped up -- these are living people today with whom I share a common direct male ancestor with in about the last 1,000 years. The surnames to those closest matches? A Kennelly and a MacNeely, variations of my own last name.